Indie Next ListJune 2012
Two worlds collide with the discovery of a mysterious inheritance. On one side of the globe in the 1920s, three young women embark on an adventure along the famous Silk Road. On the other side of the world in present day London, two young strangers bond over a beautiful illustration with a history. Decades of family tradition and mystery become unraveled as the stories come crashing together. -- Morgan Kiedrowski, Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WI
Like Major Pettigrew's Last Stand or The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a wondrous, richly conceived, irresistible debut novel that sweeps the listener away to a different world.
About the Author
Suzanne Joinson works in the literature department of the British Council and regularly travels widely across the Middle East, North Africa, China, and Europe. In 2007, she won the New Writing Ventures Award for Creative Non-Fiction for "Laila Ahmed." Suzanne is working toward her Ph.D. in creative writing at Goldsmiths, University of London, and lives by the sea on the South Coast of England. Susan Duerden, an Audie Award-winning audiobook narrator, has won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards for her work. Among her recordings are An Affair Before Christmas by Eloisa James, The Crystal Skull by Manda Scott, and Lady Vernon and Her Daughter by Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino-Bradway. Susan's career spans film, television, voice-over, and animation. She has played critically acclaimed, award-winning theatrical roles internationally, including in London's West End, and Off Broadway. Recent work includes a recurring role on ABC's Lost, The Unit for CBS, and the feature films Double Duty, Lovewrecked, and Flushed Away for DreamWorks.
Praise for A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar…
"Beautifully written in language too taut, piercing, and smartly observed to be called lyrical, this atmospheric first novel immediately engages, nicely reminding us that odd twists of fate sometimes aren't that odd." ---Library Journal Starred Review